Windows Server Catalog benefits from recent improvements to the Windows Dev Center hardware dashboard

Because of a recent update to the Windows Dev Center hardware dashboard site, you no longer need to enter product details manually when you submit system packages. See Dashboard system submissions process simplified for more info.

The final phase of this enhancement can now be seen in the Windows Server Catalog. These changes affect only Windows Server system submissions that occurred after February 23, 2014. Earlier ones will continue to show manually entered product details.

New listings of Windows Server product details in the Windows Server Catalog will show several new data points about the certified server. These include actual processor name and speed, actual tested memory amount and speed, submission ID, date when the product first shows up in the Windows Server Catalog, and a link to the Certification Report.

Comments (5)

  1. but it looks as if the "actual" data extraced from a submission is not always extracted from the correct places e,g, the BIOS versions seem to be wrong (e.h. 1639154);

    Tested processor name during certification: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1280 v3 @ 3.60GHz

    Tested processor speed 800 MHz  ==> is this value helpfull?

  2. Son VoBa says:

    Hello Martin,

    The processor speed in the processor name string represents the maximum speed at which that processor has been rated to operate.  The tested processor speed was detected by the system firmware and reported to the Windows operating system during certification.  It reflects the actual speed the processor was running at that moment.



  3. Martin Kirchhoefer says:

    Hello Son,

    thanks for the clarification about the processor speed

    Any comments on the "wrong" BIOS/Firmware versions displayed in catalog for submissions after February, 23rd?


    submission in December: BIOS version V4.6.5.4 R1.6.0,

    submission in March: Firmware version FUJ – 1072009;

    information from msinfo32: BIOS: V4.6.5.4 R1.11.0)



  4. Son VoBa says:

    We're investigating the incorrectly extracted firmware version from SMBIOS Type 0.  For this particular model and submission it ought to be "V4.6.5.4 R1.11.0 for D3229-A1x".

  5. Martin Kirchhoefer says:

    catalog shows:

    Firmware type UEFI

    Firmware version FUJ – 1072009

    ==> so not a misformed version in SMBIOS, but "buggy" display in catalog?